Art@Site Adel Abdessemed Coup de tete

Adel Abdessemed


Coup de Tete

Centre Pompidou
Headbutt (French: Coup de tete) is a sculpture by the French artist Adel Abdessemed. It is 5 m (16.4 ft) tall and made from bronze. It was unveiled on 26 September 2012 at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France.[
The sculpture depicts an incident that took place in the 110th minute of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Italy,[2] when Zinedine Zidane headbutted Italian defender Marco Materazzi in the chest, after he had verbally abused his sister.[3] Zidane consequently received a red card and was sent off. France lost the match, which was Zidane's final match as a professional footballer.